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11-26-2015, 07:50 AM

we heard last night, and refused to believe it till now, in print.

unreal. and yet, Reality.

Pool aside - i respected Royce for his business sense & receptiveness of said in conversation. a true loss.

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11-26-2015, 08:19 AM

So sad to hear. Seemed like a great guy.
  
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11-26-2015, 08:39 AM

Extremely sad news on this Thanksgiving Day.
I just received my first OB shaft last week. What a heartbreaking loss.
My prayers to his family.

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11-26-2015, 09:03 AM

Shocking news. Royce will be missed dearly.

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Monitor your health.


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A True Gentleman - 11-26-2015, 09:23 AM

Like all of us who knew and admired Royce, I am stunned and deeply saddened by the news of his passing unexpectedly this week. I always considered Royce one of those rare people that was capable of being strong and tough, gentle and persevering, kind yet equally held himself and others accountable for both their actions and opinions. I feel so fortunate that I got to work with Royce and the his great team from OB Cues during my professional years in the pool industry while at AZB and then more with CSI.

Over the years, before I retired from the sport, I was fortunate to have many deep as well as hilarious conversations with Royce. We would play against one another almost daily at the OB booth during each BCAPL Nationals that I was involved. He had a way about him that allowed one to really see his sincerity and heart. As he was greatly expanding the OB line, he said and I've never forget, "to me, cue making is the perfect mixture of art, science and engineering."

The pool world has lost one of the greatest and dearest people the sport has ever known. God bless his wife and two children in this heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
  
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what a terrible blow - 11-26-2015, 09:33 AM

Royce was such a cool cat. I had the chance to get know him over the last twenty years both on the table and in the booth. So passionate, so articulate, and so freaking SMART! When I heard about the heart attack I of course hoped for the best, never really considered the possibility that he wouldn't make a full recovery. Thoughts and prayers for his family and all the guys at OB. sad day indeed.

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11-26-2015, 09:34 AM

Shit.

Bad news.


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Rip - 11-26-2015, 10:30 AM

Very sad news...

First time I ever called OB with cue questions he not only answered the phone but took the time to make sure I had a clear understanding of his answers.

Just a awesome person in a pretty cold business climate.


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11-26-2015, 11:29 AM

My condolences to his family.


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11-26-2015, 11:51 AM

RIP
Terrible news.
I did not know him but I have read a lot of his posts and found him to be very knowledgeable and courteous even when he disagreed with someone.

A class act that will be missed.


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11-26-2015, 01:03 PM

It is sad to lose such a classy and stand-up guy in the pool world.

We'll miss (but not forget) you Royce.

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11-26-2015, 01:27 PM

Royce was one of the good guys...

The sport has lost a giant, a family has lost a husband and father and I have lost a friend and ally....

I spoke with Royce once a month or more about pretty much everything pool... I am going to miss those talks. He was my sounding board on new ideas and I did my best to hold up my end of the conversation when it turned to playing tips, break tips and chalk. And we did many..

Most recently he was working on a some new inlay processes that were revolutionary and a few more OB projects that were top secret....

I will miss my friend but most of all my thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children... With prayers going out to Don, Shane, Doc and company at OB.....

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11-26-2015, 02:21 PM

Sorry to hear about Royce, always thought he stood behind and believed in his shafts, respected his comments.......sympathy to his family, he will be missed.


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11-26-2015, 02:52 PM

Super sad news. Royce will be missed greatly. My condolences to his family and the OB group.


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11-26-2015, 08:14 PM

My condolences to his family and friends. I only knew him from posts on AZB but he seemed like a true gentleman.
  
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